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Mission Pharmacal promoting Lycelle lice kit for BTS season

BY Alaric DeArment

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal will "aggressively" market its head lice kit during the back-to-school season, the company said Wednesday.

The company said it would market the prescription Lycelle kit for the season, when lice infestations are often most rampant. The kit is a drug- and pesticide-free way of eliminating lice and nits that requires a single, 10-minute application.

"We think it’s a good idea to fill a prescription for a Lycelle kit before a lice outbreak," Mission Pharmacal senior director of pediatric prescription products Clint Corwin said. "If my child came home scratching his head, I wouldn’t want to lose time waiting for calls between the pediatrician and the pharmacy."


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Unique products help boost sales of facial cleansers

BY Antoinette Alexander

Cleaning the face of makeup, dirt and other impurities in the morning and night is clearly an important part of a healthy skin care routine, and manufacturers continue to answer the call with products that promise to deliver even greater results.

According to the most recent 52-week data from Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, sales of facial cleansers rose nearly 6% to about $635 million.

Manufacturers continue to innovate in an effort to further grow sales and capture greater market share.

For example, Neutrogena recently began offering at retail its new Ultra Gentle daily cleanser. After years of perfecting the hydrophobically modified polymer technology launched in this cleanser, Johnson & Johnson scientists have reshifted the everyday cleansing approach with the launch, the company stated. The new Neutrogena Ultra Gentle daily cleanser is designed to thoroughly remove excess oil, dirt and makeup. It promises to leaves skin feeling comfortable, never too dry or too tight, and rinses clean, never leaving behind residue.

In addition, the Clean & Clear brand recently expanded its portfolio with several new products, including the new Essentials line. The collection includes a foaming facial cleanser, a foaming cleanser for sensitive skin, an astringent, a toner and a dual-action moisturizer that works to both moisturize dry skin and fight breakouts.

 

 

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Prevalence of acne keeps treatment sales up

BY Antoinette Alexander

Acne is the most common skin disorder within the United States, impacting millions of Americans and paving the way for researchers to feverishly develop new therapies and revamp existing treatment options at retail.

While acne usually begins in puberty, the reality is that it is not restricted to any age group. Even adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s can develop acne.

According to the most recent 52-week data from Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, sales of acne products rose about 3% to roughly $400 million at food, drug and mass, excluding Walmart.

One of the newer products to hit the market is Murad’s new Acne Overnight Soothing Gel for red, irritated skin due to acne. It is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that work all night to help reduce the tenderness and redness caused by acne. The product will be available in September at such retailers as Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

In addition, the Clean & Clear brand recently launched its Advantage Oil Absorbing collection, which includes the Advantage Oil Absorbing Acne Treatment to help control blemishes and shine.

 

 

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